Take that week, it’s Friday now which means we’ve basically got you in the bag. Sure you threw some real curve balls our way, like the incessant morning rain and some of the most depressing current affairs we’ve read about in ages, but we kept our heads held high and we reckon we made the best of you. To celebrate we’ve done a podcast (that’s an exaggeration, we do one every week) and it’s packed full of the finest light-hearted art and design chat you ever did bleedin’ hear. We’re on top of our game! (mostly)
Section one saw us discussing Damien Hirst’s uncharacteristically controversy-free appearance on Desert Island Discs, taking a quick look at this week’s Hall of Femmes conference in Stockholm, and wondering whether the World Press Photo of the Year winner could possibly be a fake. We also touched on the ridiculous story of a former V&A curator who spent 40 years stealing from the museum’s vast archive and the recent posters commissioned by Art On The Underground.
First we talked about Tate Britain’s recent decision to remove their explanatory panels in the gallery, reducing the amount of information that visitors have immediate access to. The move comes as part of a large-scale overhaul of Tate Britain’s curation policy. And in honour of Will and Rob’s day spent in a secret bunker judging this year’s D&AD student awards, and the launch of our very own Graduates awards, we wondered if there really is a fair way to judge and award student work.
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label